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to be moved out of the way. >>> the rocky relationship between the u.s. and pakistan has hit a new low now that washington is cutting $800 million worth of military aid. it's all part of a tough new tactic in dealing with pakistan. the bbc reports now from washington. >> reporter: this was the bloodyobloody aftermath of the secret made in may when the u.s. killed osama bin laden. the fact that this was in pakistan brought murmumu of complicity from the u.s. and anger at america's presence there. now as the fallout continues, washington has announced it's withholding military aid from its uncomfortable ally. >> the pakistani relationship is difficult but it must be made to work over time. but until we get through these difficulties, we will hold back some of the money that the american taxpayers have committed. >> reporter: every year the u.s. gives around $2 billion worth of military assistance to pakistan. now it says it's holding back more than one-third ofhat amount. $800 million. some of the aid is thought to be in the form of equipment and training by u.s. personnel. the rest, payment
suspending $800 million in aid to pakistan's military. relations have been rocky since the u.s. navy s.e.a.l.s tracked down and killed osama bin laden at his pakistan hideout. president obama's chief of staff calls pakistan a critical but sometimes unreliable partner in the fight against terrorism. and more must be done to restore the relationship. >>> over the weekend, condolences poured in from politicians around the world paying final respects to first lady betty ford. now it's the everyday people she touched around the country who will have a chance to say good-bye. >> reporter: her candor and courage toucheded the nation. and now we know more about how betty ford's family will p p tribute. >> people in america and across the world, they are going to say good-bye and they do want to pay tribute to her. >> reporter: they will. in public and private services in california and michigan. mrs. ford, who died of natural causes friday at age 93, will first be remembered in a private service tuesday in palm desert, california, near where she and president ford lived after the whi
a strong message to pakistan. coming up next, the latest move in the tension between the two countries. >>> a cruise ship tragedy. dozens of people are missing after the ship sank.  >>> making headlines, a small plane crash killed all seven on board in alabama. the faa says the pilot of a cessna tried landing at an airport in alabama after it lost its right engine. it crashed in a wooded area. the victims are said to be a mother, father and five children. the plane was heading from st. louis to florida. >>> and we continue to follow developments in a munitions dump explosion in the mediterranean overnight. a huge explosion tore through a naval base in southern cypress causing widespread damage. around 10 people are feared dead. the blast sparked a fire to much of the area. we continue to follow a deadly train derailment in eastern india. the death toll is up to 67. workers are using blow torches to cut through the train cars. the train jumped the tracks after the driver slammed on the brakes whether he reportedly saw cattle sitting on the tracks. >>> in russia, hope is fadin
the u.s. is withholding $800 million worth of aid to pakistan's army, the u.s. wants more aggressive actions taken against the taliban and not happy about the country's decision to revoke visas for american military trainers this is according to reports by the new york times, he stopped by abcs this week to talk about the tricky relationship. >>> obviously they have been an important alley in the fight on terrorism they have been victim of enormous amounts of terrorism but right now, they have taken some steps that have given us reason to pause on some of the aid which we were giving to military, and we are trying to work through that. >> tensions between the two nations have been on the rise since u.s. navy seals killed osama bin laden during a raid on pakistani soil back in may. >>> a third plane's pilot found himself flanked by f-15 fighter jets near camp david this weekend the plane was spotted in the air space 10:30 a.m. yesterday morning the pilot was forced to land at caroll county regional airport, saturday fighters intercepted two smaller planes at two different times in eac
in afghanistan, pakistan, yemen. and i urge this subcommittee to let somalia to guide your policy on somalia rather than any other country. >> i echo my colleagues sentiments. to answer your question, i think we need to look at not only the threat that emanates from there, which does affect our way of life, the freedoms that we enjoy, commerce, threats to navigation, the very real threat irrespective of how are when they got there, the fact that al shabaab has been possible to other terrorist movements and extremist groups allowing them to operate in somalia creating a hodgepodge of characters gathered there, introducing them to reach other, including introducing them to the 30 americans with european and australian passports that of now gone through. for all of those reasons, we need to be concerned. we need to be concerned because we take for granted the areas in somalia and it is not the chaos that we imagine, but south central areas mainly where the conflict is. as the ambassador said earlier, it has been one of the most democratic states in the region. they have its problems, some of wh
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